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Join us for a morning with some of the Metroplex’s top funders to hear from them directly on their funding priorities, decision-making process, and other useful insights. The funders will make a brief presentation about their organization followed by a moderated Q&A and an open Q&A for attendees to ask the funders questions. United Way of Tarrant County: The United Way of Tarrant County launched its new strategic plan in early 2018, which introduced a new model to allocate funds to…Find out more »
Message creation is all about finding the perfect words cultivating a distinctive tone that feels like you, your brand, or your organization. It’s about staying true to yourself and your story while ensuring that your voice is heard by the people who need to hear it. This seminar discusses harnessing your unique voice, understanding your ideal audience, and creating messages that captivate, educate, and move them. Then, we translate that voice into writing articles, blog posts, website copy, speeches, podcasts,…Find out more »
This session will discuss the selection of QuickBooks software and the features included; illustrate how to navigate the software and perform common tasks; and offer a basic understanding of how to use QuickBooks accounting software in a nonprofit environment. Attendees will learn how to navigate the software (with a focus on the desktop versions) and perform common types of transactions such as: Learning Objectives: • Process basic accounts receivable and accounts payable transactions • Reconcile a bank statement • Prepare…Find out more »
Does the content you post on social media make dollars and sense for your nonprofit? Is social media stressing you out instead of setting you out among potential donors & others in your market? How are you leveraging the web and social media to see increased growth and success for your organization? When is the last time you did something new with your “look” on social media? Then it may be time for a MAKEOVER! Learn how you can use…Find out more »
This session will explore what is means to be emotionally intelligent and how to leverage this resource within us to garner positive relationships. “Know Thyself” is a Greek maxim from centuries ago which was later expanded upon by Socrates who famously taught: "The unexamined life is not worth living.” And now, many centuries later, we use the terms ‘self- awareness’ and ‘emotional intelligence’ to express the same notion of self-knowledge. In this session, participants will examine their own internal identity…Find out more »
The process of planning or developing new programs is complex for many nonprofit organizations, as they need to negotiate with limited resources, challenging field realities, and expectations from stakeholders. Needs and Resource Assessment is a useful approach that can help organizations make better decisions about their interventions and justify their programs based on hard evidence. It involves determining target groups, level of needs, and resources available to address the gaps. The process and the findings of such assessments can help…Find out more »
Central to effectively funding all the required functions of a non-profit organization is a basic understanding of the organization’s cost structure. Proper identification and treatment of an organization’s costs are determining factors in properly managing organization budgets, grant awards, and financial reporting. In this class, participants gain a working knowledge of basic cost allocation principles to properly capture, allocate, and report cost for functional activities and grant awards. Learning Objectives: During this 3-hour interactive class, participants will learn: Key cost…Find out more »
Grant proposal writing should be an integral part of your overall fundraising program. Do you have essential knowledge and skills needed to develop effective foundation proposals? Do you know the three types of proposals? Do you know the 11 parts of a proposal? Do you know the five stages of grant seeking? This session will help you develop a grant proposal writing process with tips, techniques and templates to help make your organization more successful with grant support. Suitable for…Find out more »
Often, the quietest part of a staff or board meeting is the financial portion of the agenda. Financials can be overwhelming and confusing if you don’t understand what you are looking at or aren’t comfortable asking questions. However, it is important for nonprofit professionals and board members alike to be able to understand financial reports as they are vital to the organization’s operations and sustainability. During this workshop, you will learn how to read your organization’s financial story by reviewing…Find out more »
This seminar will provide fundamental principles and best practices for nonprofit board service. Vital topics covered include: Board roles and responsibilities; legal obligations of the board Best practice board building strategies, including recruitment and orientation Use of committees and committee charters Strategies for effective meetings The board’s role in fundraising Who should attend? Nonprofit staff members who want a deeper understanding of the board’s role New nonprofit board members Existing nonprofit board members seeking a clearer understanding of their role…Find out more »